Christopher Nolan Knows You Have Issues With The Sound In ‘Interstellar’

If you’re one of the people who complained about the sound quality in “Interstellar,” the big guy upstairs — a.k.a. Christopher Nolan — has heard you. He makes no apologies.

For the first time, the director addressed moviegoers’ critiques that sound effects drown out certain bits of dialogue, citing a scene where Coop (Matthew McConaughey) drives through a cornfield as an example. It was uncertain whether the grievances stemmed from certain theaters’ sound systems or the actual movie, but Nolan says it’s all intentional.

“We made carefully considered creative decisions,” Nolan told The Hollywood Reporter. “There are particular moments in this film where I decided to use dialogue as a sound effect, so sometimes it’s mixed slightly underneath the other sound effects or in the other sound effects to emphasize how loud the surrounding noise is. It’s not that nobody has ever done these things before, but it’s a little unconventional for a Hollywood movie.”

Nolan describe’s the film’s sound as “impressionistic” and “adventurous and creative,” which he says is the “right approach for this experiential film.”

of Nolan’s comments on the “Interstellar” sound, including decisions that went into specific scenes, on The Hollywood Reporter. —> Read More Here


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